Australia’s Asian gateway underwent a renaissance of sorts at least twice since its original inception. Darwin has been almost entirely rebuilt after air raids and a devastating cyclone, and what has risen from the ashes is a vibrant multicultural destination with a thriving economy.
Darwin offers a small LGBTQ+ scene, and isn’t exactly the most luxurious location, but what it lacks in amenities it more than makes up for with a friendly atmosphere and fantastic cultural experiences.
During the dry season, between April and September, travelers flock to the Northern Territory to take in the wonders of Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge. The outdoor wonderlands offer spectacular opportunities to experience Australia’s unique formations and wildlife, with kangaroos, wallabies and more calling the regions home.
Inside the city limits, there’s plenty to keep you busy. The Darwin Symphony Orchestra is a cultural highpoint, while the Darwin Waterfront offers incredible views and many excellent shopping and dining options. Museum lovers will appreciate the wealth of historic and modern centers in the city, including the Indo-Pacific Marine & Australian Pearling Exhibition and the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Be sure to check out the Darwin Military Museum, which highlights the World War II air raids that decimated the city and the aftermath.
When it comes to LGBTQ+-friendly eating, look no further than popular The Cavenagh. The restaurant is nestled inside a hotel of the same name and offers delicious international cuisines. At night, make your way to Throb, the oldest and most popular gay nightclub in the city.
Winter in Boston is a magical experience; from a stroll across the frosted Public Gardens to holiday shopping on Newbury Street, the festive season comes alive in Boston.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
A perfect New England holiday season awaits in Central Massachusetts. West of Boston, the state offers plenty of small-town holiday charm and events.
Spain’s capital brims with historical sites, tapas and neighborhoods to explore. Home to world-class art museums, breathtaking architecture and a spectacular dining scene, Madrid is a feast for all senses. If you only have two days to explore the city, don’t worry. We spoke with Four Seasons Hotel Madrid’s concierge team to give you the best insight for your short trip to Madrid.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
For travelers looking for a dessert escape this holiday season, Oasis at Death Valley awaits. Ancient waters bubble up from the ground to support an entire ecosystem at Oasis at Death Valley, a secluded resort tucked into the dramatic desert setting off Death Valley National Park.